15 Life Lessons from my cat Dave

I love to watch my cat Dave; his actions have such wisdom in them. He has been an amazing gift in my life, always present, always loving – well, when he says so.

Dave has been my constant companion during life’s challenges, and continues to provide wisdom in just being in my life as he is.

After spending 8 years with him, I reflect on the life lessons he’s taught me along the way, and there are many!

1. Love with all of your heart, unconditionally

2. Play with wild abandonment as if no one were watching

3. Share your food with a neighbor

4. Keep yourself clean

5. Say I love you in many different ways

6. Sit on the front porch and watch the world go by

7. Smell the flowers and eat the grass

8. Be present walking, anywhere


9. Be clear about when you need your own space

10. Take naps regularly

11. Communicate when you are hungry, and when you want to be held

12. Go for a walk at sunset

13. Roll on your back when you want attention

14. Reach out to those in need of love and support

15. Greet those you love at the door 

And how did he get the name Dave? I adopted him from a home where he came with the name Nitro – this did not fit his personality – it sounded like a nuclear holocaust, so I named him after a favorite dog named Dave that had passed away recently. Dave (the cat) continues to teach me each day to be in the present, be nice, and open my heart. There is no limit to how much we can love!

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened“ ~ Anatole France

What have you learned from your pet? Please share it by commenting to this post, we can all benefit!

Categories: Heart Centered Living

About the Author: Angela Patnode

My passion, my calling, is for you to be totally you. Through private coaching, in-depth retreats, and online group coaching programs, I help you tap into your intuition and clarify your desires and vision, I guide you to take active steps toward making your desires a reality.

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